Apr 9 - The Bible is America's favorite book

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Apr 9 - The Bible is America's favorite book
 

 
Tue Apr 8, 3:07 PM ET

NEW YORK (Reuters Life!) - When it comes to literary pursuits in the United States most people agree on at least one thing -- the most popular book is the Bible, according to a new survey.
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It came in first in a Harris Poll of nearly 2,513 adults but the second choice in the survey was not as clear cut.

"While the Bible is number one among each of the different demographic groups, there is a large difference in the number two favorite book," Harris said in a statement announcing the results.

Men chose J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Lord of the Rings" and women selected Margaret Mitchell's "Gone With the Wind" as their second-favorite book, according to the online poll.

But the second choice for 18- to 31-year-olds was J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series, while 32- to 43-year-olds named Stephen King's "The Stand" and Dan Brown's "Angels and Demons."

Picks for second-favorite book also varied according to region. "Gone With the Wind" was number two in the southern and midwestern United States while easterners chose "The Lord of the Rings" and westerners opted for "The Stand."

Whites and Hispanics picked "Gone With the Wind" as their second-favorite book after the Bible, while African-Americans preferred "Angels and Demons."

"Finally, they may not agree on candidates, but one thing that brings together partisans is their favorite book. For Republicans, Democrats and Independents, the top two books are the same -- the Bible followed by "Gone With the Wind."

Dan Brown's "The Da Vinci Code," "To k!ll a Mockingbird" by Harper Lee, "Angels and Demons" by Dan Brown, "Atlas Shrugged" by Ayn Rand and "Catcher in the Rye" by J.D. Salinger rounded out the top 10 favorite.


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imageimageimage a book that is so full of sh*t, a book that is so s3xist, to bad these lemmings dont know its all made up

259 comments for "Apr 9 - The Bible is America's favorite book"

 10 years ago '06        #2
servesurite 42 heat pts42 OP
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lol some "christian" just gave me hate, talking about im being blasphemous
 04-09-2008, 06:15 AM         #3
choong 
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thats because they can get other people to read it to them every sunday - lazy
 10 years ago '04        #4
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The BIble = Any other book with mythalogical tales.........I really dont see how people can be like "UFOs and monsters arent real, but this guy that walked on water and rose from the dead def is....nothing strange with that."


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 10 years ago '04        #5
geezy the reaL 
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the mental degeneration progresses
 10 years ago '05        #6
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 servesurite said:
lol some "christian" just gave me hate, talking about im being blasphemous
Just post the damn article. Dont talk about people's religion, political beliefs, or race. Save that for the knowledge corner.
 10 years ago '05        #7
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it is a pretty good fairytale
 10 years ago '05        #8
whiz 
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goes to show....
ridiculous
 10 years ago '05        #9
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great story book, with impressive imaginations
 04-09-2008, 08:11 AM         #10
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of course its america's favorite. its the only book written by Jehovah god himself
 04-09-2008, 10:31 AM         #11
r a n c i d 
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Morons.
 10 years ago '05        #12
P DRILLA 103 heat pts103
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no wonder this is a country of dumbasses
 04-09-2008, 10:59 AM         #13
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I believe more in a history book than that book
 04-09-2008, 11:06 AM         #14
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Funny how the bible means nothing in Japan. A society just as advanced as ours, yet surprisingly less crime. Perhaps people should worry more about what the bible preaches, than preaching the bible.
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 DUKINS said:
Just post the damn article. Dont talk about people's religion, political beliefs, or race. Save that for the knowledge corner.
its a news article about religion.....what are we supposed to comment on?
 10 years ago '06        #16
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all of ya'll don't kno wat ur talking about.... we all will be judged at the crossroads...wether u believe wat the bible says or not.... u either going to heaven or hell and its not up to u to decide where u go...
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 tha_ape said:
Funny how the bible means nothing in Japan. A society just as advanced as ours, yet surprisingly less crime. Perhaps people should worry more about what the bible preaches, than preaching the bible.
Of course the bible wont mean sh*t in japan because God aint fu*king with Japan. I dont see how anyone cant comprehend That the God of the bible is only dealing with ISRAEL. The bible also says you cant choose God he chooses you. Its not for everyone... and hell is just a catholic mind trap....
 04-09-2008, 01:46 PM         #18
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this stat wont ever change.people love the GOOD BOOK.whether you believe in it or not.the imagery and word play alone make it a good read.
 04-09-2008, 02:18 PM         #19
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screw religion
 10 years ago '07        #20
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 persuazion said:
The BIble = Any other book with mythalogical tales.........I really dont see how people can be like "UFOs and monsters arent real, but this guy that walked on water and rose from the dead def is....nothing strange with that."

They believe it b/c they have faith. I just think ppl are ignorant when they can think that something as complex as the human body and the Earth that they live on and reproduction just happened. "Yea there was probably a big coming together of particles and miraculously all of this came to be." I guess that explains everything.........but anywayz there will alwayz be doubters....hmmmm i think that it did say something about that in the BIBLE.
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